Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons September 2023
The September issue of the ACS Bulletin includes a cover story on cognitive screening in older patients, as well as features on successful artificial intelligence and ChatGPT use in medicine, the ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence Program, and the 2022 and 2023 Distinguished Philanthropist Award recipients.
In this issue:
Executive Director’s Update
How the ACS Can Help Surgeons Address Workplace Violence
Dr. Patricia Turner discusses the troubling pattern of hostility and violence from patients and the public toward physicians and other members of the healthcare team. She shares several examples of how the College is working to help surgeons and others who work in healthcare protect themselves in the workplace, reinforce their well-being, and address intimate partner violence.
Human Engagement, Prompts, and Bias Recognition Are Ingredients for Successful AI, ChatGPT Use
In surgery, there are compelling uses of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, including ChatGPT, and according to the authors, “There is a significant need for surgeons and healthcare teams to become familiar with this technology and…make strategic and purposeful use of AI in patient care.”
Clinical Scholars in Residence Benefit from Research, Impact, and Friendship
The ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence Program provides surgical residents with research and health policy experience as they advance toward academic surgery careers. Other benefits are real-world impact and long-lasting collaborations.
Distinguished Philanthropist Award Recipients Are Doers and Donors
Two ACS Fellows—Colonel Kirby Gross (2023) and Dr. Kenneth Sharp (2022)—will be presented with the Distinguished Philanthropist Award at Clinical Congress in Boston, Massachusetts. Both recipients embody the true spirit of giving selflessly and serve as an inspiration for all donors.
In-Person Meetings Still Matter
Ahead of Clinical Congress 2023, this viewpoint article highlights reasons why surgeons may benefit from gathering in person each year to share knowledge and ideas with colleagues. “Perhaps most importantly, it is the opportunity to be reminded that we are not alone,” said author Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike.
NAPRC Stays the Course in Quest to Improve Rectal Cancer Care
Stolen Heart: DeBakey-Cooley Controversy Beats On
Pediatric Surgeons Meet with White House Advisors on Fetal and Maternal Health
Annual Business Meeting of Members
Trauma Summit to Advance Equity Research Convenes in Chicago
In Memoriam: Dr. John Ochsner Gage, ACS Past-Secretary and DSA Recipient
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